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futile

Pronunciation: /ˈfjuːtl; ˈfjuːtaɪl/

Translation of futile in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • [attempt/effort] inútil, vano; [suggestion/question] trivial, fútil asking/trying is futile es en vano or es inútil preguntar/intentarlo
    Example sentences
    • Although residents put up pockets of resistance, their attempts were largely futile.
    • You shift from one leg to the other, but know that that is a fairly futile attempt to relieve your discomfort.
    • They do not show an act of suicide but an attempt, however futile, to escape death.

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